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Women and Child Development Ministry classifies major programmes under 3 umbrella schemes for better implementation 

The ministry said the step has been taken for effective implementation of various schemes and programmes of the Ministry of Women and Child Development.

Published: 08th March 2021 03:16 PM  |   Last Updated: 08th March 2021 03:16 PM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

NEW DELHI: The Women and Child Development Ministry on Monday said it has classified all its major programmes under three umbrella schemes -- Mission Poshan 2.0, Mission Vatsalya and Mission Shakti -- for their better implementation.

Mission Shakti will consist of policies and schemes for protection and empowerment of women, the ministry said.

It will cover schemes like one stop centre, mahila police volunteer, women's helpline, Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana among others and has been allocated Rs 3,109 crore in the 2021-22 budget, it said.

According to the ministry, the government is merging the supplementary nutrition programme and Poshan Abhiyan to launch Mission POSHAN 2.00.Mission POSHAN 2.0 will look into ways to strengthen nutritional content, delivery, outreach, and outcomes.

In budget 2021-22, an amount of Rs 20,105 crore has been allocated to Mission POSHAN 2.0, it said.

Mission VATSALYA will look into child protection services and child welfare services and has been allocated Rs 900 crore in the budget, it said.

The ministry said the step has been taken for effective implementation of various schemes and programmes of the Ministry of Women and Child Development.



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